Difference between revisions of "List of Surveyors for William and Mary"
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In the 18th century, the College of William and Mary served as the Surveyor-General of the Colony of Virginia and its faculty were given the right to examine and license surveyors. United States Presidents George Washington and alumnus Thomas Jefferson received licenses to survey in Virginia from William and Mary. After the American Revolution, the rate at which William and Mary granted surveying license began to decline drastically and ceased entirely by around 1810.
List of Surveyors
The following is a list of surveyors arranged alphabetically by last name and is not complete at this time.
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|Allen, Arthur||1704||Isle of Wight, Surry|
|Anderson, Richard C.||1784||Henrico|
|Baker, Richard||1754||Isle of Wight|
|Ball, Joseph||1751||Lancaster; Northumberland|
|Bland, William||1764||Prince George|
|Bolling, Robert||1702||Charles City|
|Brooke, Robert||1745||Caroline, Essex|
|Buckner, William||1709||(Surveyor General)|
|Cabell, William||1746, 1761, 1783||Albermarle, Amherst, Amherst|
|Carrington, George||1734, 1749||Goochland, Cumberland|
|Cary, Miles||1699||(Surveyor General)|
|Clark, George Rogers||1784||(Virginia State Line)|
|Cloyd, Gordon||circa 1800||Montgomery|
|Cooke, Thomas||1707||Gloucester; Middlesex|
|Crawford, William||1773||(Ohio Company)|
|Currie, George||1749||Prince George|
|Eastham, James||circa 1791||Halifax|
|Evans, Thomas||circa 1785||Accomack|
|Ewell, Bertrand||1751||Prince William|
|Fontaine, Peter, Jr.||1748, 1748, 1752||Charles City, Lunenburg, Halifax|
|A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki|
|The information available in this wiki is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the Special Collections search tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.|